Pickled okra © Tina Rupp
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York restaurants and bars aren't the only food-related businesses that are closed due to damages and power outages below 42nd Street. Many events and classes have also been canceled. The International Culinary Center in Soho cut all of this weekend's courses. Mario Batali's Eataly has shuttered until power is restored—they're hoping in time for Monday's Pasta 101 class. Astor Wines & Spirits may be delivering wine, but the phones at its Astor Center event space are down. Murray's Cheese will update students via email if its upcoming pairings class is off. And The James Beard House sustained damage during the storm.
Events there, including a free exhibit of Jon Chonko's brilliant “scanwiches,” should resume next week. Despite transportation mayhem, however, the following events are still taking place in New York from now through the weekend. And they're ready for your support.
Thursday, November 1
FIAF's Creative Leaders: Danny Meyer, 7 p.m.
The French Institute/Alliance Française will continue its series of talks with influential French and American innovators tonight with a visit from restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer at FIAF's Upper East Side headquarters. Food humorist Robert Rosenthal will chat with Meyer about his hospitality roots, his overseas inspirations and his fantastic restaurant empire, which includes Gramercy Tavern and the celebrated Shake Shack chain. fiaf.org; $25.